Shenzhen Transportation


Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and 21 international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station       North Railway Station      Futian Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule

There are over 40 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Bao’an Bus Station, Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang, or trans-provincial city including Nanning, Guilin, Fuzhou, Putian and Quanzhou.
 Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets.

Eight subway lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)    Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)    Line 9 (Meilin Line)    Line 11 (Airport Line)
Line to be Opened:
Line 20 (Fuyong Line)
 See subway maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Subway Search
 Currently, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY 6-10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.4 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

- Last modified on Nov. 13, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by Alan from BRUNEI | Nov. 13, 2018 05:10Reply
I am flying with royal brunei to Hong Kong.
1) Can I take the ferry to shekou ?
2) do I have to collect my luggage first or my luggage can be arranged to be collected when I arrived Shekou Port.
3) on my return to Hong Kong from Shekou, can I get my boarding pass..
Answers (1)
Answered by Quent from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 13, 2018 18:21

Yes, you can take the ferry at SkyPier to Shekou Port. Before you board the plane, you may request the airline whether they can provide sea tag through baggage service. If yes, you don't need to collect your luggage. if not, you have to collect your luggage first.

Whether you could get your boarding pass at Shekou Port depends on the airline you take. If the airline opens the pre-check-in service in Shekou Port, you can get the boarding pass in advance.
Asked by Gina from MALAYSIA | Nov. 12, 2018 21:13Reply
Does taxi in Shenzhen allow 5 passengers?
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Answered by William from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 13, 2018 18:22

No, a normal and official taxi in the city can only hold 4 passengers.
Asked by Rocco from ITALY | Nov. 08, 2018 23:24Reply
VOA in Shenzhen airport
lending in SZ airport without China entry VISA , in order to have the VOA may I get the Luohu Port, Huanggang Port, Shekou Port or Fuyong Port? The authority will let me go to one of the above port to get the VOA?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adam from USA | Nov. 11, 2018 18:22

Yes, you can apply for the VOA at the four ports you mentioned.
Asked by rocco from ITALY | Nov. 08, 2018 01:55Reply
I will fly to Shenzhen soon. Does SZ airport has a desk to get the VOA?
I will arrive in SZ airport in the next days from italy. Could I have the VOA directly in the airport? where I have to go to obtain this VOA?
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Answered by Caledonia from USA | Nov. 08, 2018 19:03

No, you couldn't get the VOA at the airport. You need go to Luohu Port, Huanggang Port, Shekou Port and Fuyong Port.
Asked by Paul from USA | Nov. 05, 2018 08:39Reply
USA/Atlanta to Shanghai to Hong Kong (via Delta and China Eastern) w/ 2.5-hour layover
I am traveling from Atlanta to PVG and then to Hong Kong via Delta and then China Eastern with a 2.5 hour layover. I understand these airlines are both located in the same terminal with Hong Kong considered an international departure(?), including the need to claim my baggage and check in again before my Hong Kong flight. Will 2.5 hours be sufficient to collect luggage and get to my next flight?
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Answered by Bree from USA | Nov. 07, 2018 00:33

Yes, Hong Kong is considered an international departure and you need to claim your baggage and check in again. And 2.5 hours is enough for you to transfer. So don't worry about that.
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